Medical industry-famous DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement is just among those major hip implants that promise to help patients who have been impacted by pain, disability and a loss of mobility return to a more active lifestyle. There is a sharp increase in the number of physicians on Depuy payroll, according to a report.

Getting back with the normal life won’t be the case after a patient has undergone a hip replacement. No matter how well-pronounced the assurances of safety, there is so much changes to see, such as learning new ways of bending down to keep the new hip safe.

There are inconveniences, among them the need to get in touch with the doctor and physical and occupational therapists for specific instructions on wound care, pain control, diet and exercise.

The Orthopaedic Connection website suggests that if a patient has undergone a hip implant, pain management is important toward early recovery. The pain after surgery is quite variable and not entirely predictable; it doesn't need to be controlled with medication.

While recuperating in the hospital, the patient should start some activities after surgery to offset the effects of anesthesia, help the healing, and keep blood clots from forming in the leg vein, advises the website. The website advise that while recuperating in the hospital, the patient should start some activities after surgery to offset the effects of anesthesia, help the healing, and keep blood cloths forming in the leg veins.

A patient initially gets pain medication through an intravenous (IV) tube that a patient can control in getting the needed medication. It is probably easier to prevent pain than to control it. Patients shouldn't be worried of becoming addicted to the medication. Injection or pills will replace the IV tube regimen after day or two.

The patient needs antibiotics and blood-thinners to help prevent blood clots from forming in the veins of the thigh and calf aside from pain medication as stated in the Orthopaedic website.

Loss of appetite, feelings of nausea, or constipation for a couple of days is one of the side effects while on medication, the website said.Although, all of these pside effects are temporary, still the DePuy pinnacle hip replacement cannot guarantee bringing back the normal life of the patient.

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http://www.keggiorthosurgery.com/life_after_hip_replacement.php
http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00356